A recent case was heard in a Florida court involving two young girls who were involved in a parasailing accident. Both teens suffered personal injury and live with ongoing challenges due to their conditions. One of the victims stated that she is trying to overcome her anger and live with gratitude for the things she is still able to do.
The girls were both 17 at the time of the 2013 accident. According to reports, their parasail tore loose from the hired boat that was pulling them. Gusts of wind then apparently lifted them even higher and slammed them into a hotel. Both girls then plummeted to a crash landing on top of several cars parked below a balcony.
Winds carrying the girls were reported to be in excess of 30 mph. The accident was recorded on videotape. Though the Indiana teens survived their fall, one suffers from ongoing vision problems, while the other reportedly suffers constant physical pain and deals with the challenges that have resulted from a brain injury. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the girls, and a recent settlement was apparently reached that will help alleviate some of the financial burdens that result from their ongoing medical care.
Legal professionals with experience in personal injury claims are available in the state of Florida to help anyone injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Though court-awarded compensation cannot help injuries heal, it might comfort victims to know that some of their ongoing medical costs can be paid using compensation garnered in successfully litigated cases. In some cases, additional compensation will be awarded for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Source: wthr.com, “Settlement reached in Florida parasailing accident that injured Indiana teens“, Anne Marie Tiernon, Mar. 9, 2015